If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would have dinner with Philippe Bourgois, because in reading his ethnography, “Righteous Dopefiend,” which sheds light on the experiences of addicts and homeless in San Francisco, I felt motivated to take an active role in poverty alleviation and policy change.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I am inspired by the incredible people in my life – friends, family, strangers – who, through listening and caring, have made their communities stronger and more loving.

Host Site Overview

Medical-Legal Partnership Boston’s mission is to equip healthcare, public health and human services teams with legal problem-solving strategies that promote health equity for vulnerable people.

Host Site Project

The New Sector Fellow will focus on program development, specifically building a deeper organizational training and toolkit infrastructure. Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston (MLPB) is doing a deep-dive into the various training methods we use, including the train-the-trainer and coach-the-coach models. The goal of these trainings is to engage healthcare and human services (HHS) staff in Social Determinants of Health, how they impact health and care delivery, and role-appropriate strategies to support consumers in connecting with health-promoting benefits, services, and accommodations. The Fellow functions as a fully integrated member of the MLPB team and is encouraged to innovate and propose projects that will strengthen and accelerate capacity in our training systems. The Fellow will begin by getting to know our curriculum, move to updating and analyzing systems, and will complete the Fellowship by leaving behind updated and sustainable materials. The Fellow also will continuously coordinate training activity and analyze participant feedback throughout the fellowship.